Third train line proposed in Project Connect mass transit plan for Austin


The latest Project Connect iteration includes light rail on the Gold Line from North-Central Austin to South Austin through downtown. (CapMetro map)

AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — Austin’s transit plan just put even more emphasis on trains to move people around an ever-growing city, with a potential rail line running through Dell Medical School.

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO and President Randy Clarke and Austin Assistant City Manager Gian Fiandaca wrote in a recent memo to Austin City Council that they’ve made more tweaks to Project Connect, Capital Metro’s long-term transit infrastructure plan.

In early March, planners for Project Connect embraced light rail for the Blue Line from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport through downtown up to North Austin and the Orange Line connecting transit centers at North Lamar and South Congress through the University of Texas campus and downtown.

You can read the rest of the story on the Austin Business Journal’s website.

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